Grace: Lakota woman celebrates a century of laughter, love, tears

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  • Laura Galligo Brewer

    Friends and family watch as Laura Galligo Brewer blows out the candles on her birthday cake in 2013 when she celebrated her 100th birthday 

Posted: Wednesday, April 3, 2013 12:00 am | Updated: 12:28 am, Sat Oct 25, 2014.

The lines in Laura Galligo Brewer's face run deep, reflecting a century of living — much of it hard.

All the loss, starting with her mother, who died when Laura was just a child. Then, when Laura was a young mother, her husband and one of their children perished. She was barely 30, with five other mouths to feed.

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